An equipment malfunction at a Keystone Foods plant in Camilla, Georgia, resulted in three employees being hospitalized for treatment of burns.
The accident occurred in the morning of April 18.
According to a report from WALB, the company issued a statement, saying: “The employees were taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries and are now recovering. Our thoughts and prayers are with our affected employees.
“At Keystone Foods, employee safety is our top priority. The impacted equipment in the facility was taken offline immediately and we are performing a thorough safety check.”
Keystone Foods is the tenth largest broiler company in the United States. According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, it produced 23.6 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2016. It is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, but is a subsidiary of Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods.
Keystone Foods operates three poultry slaughter plants.
Keystone’s Camilla operations received an Award of Honor in Worker Safety from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) in 2015. The plant was also recognized with an Award of Distinction from the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council in 2014.
3 injured in equipment malfunction at Keystone Foods plant
Keystone Foods officials say 3 employees were injured Tuesday morning when equipment malfunctioned at the Keystone Food plants in Camilla.